tci Part B Insider - 2010 Issue 44

Part B Payment: Congress Passes 1-Year Medicare Pay Fix

New legislation ensures that you'll avoid the scheduled 25 percent drop in Medicare pay next year.You won't face the same nail-biting payment woes in 2011 as you did this year, thanks to a Senate Finance Committee bill that will freeze Medicare pay at current levels for another 12 months.The House of Representatives passed the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 on Dec. 9 and the Senate voted on it the day before, moving it to President Obama's desk for signature as Part B Insider went to press. The bill will eliminate the 25 percent cut that...

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